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Trinity Laban offers an extensive programme of professional development events for research students and staff.

The programme for 2022-23 is under development.

Researcher Development Series (RDS) and

Professional Development for Research Students (PDRS)

Sessions take place on occasional Wednesdays, in-person or online, and for 2022-23 are likely to include:


PDRS: Thesis Formatting and Viva-Voce Examination Preparation

Who should attend: RDP students
By the end of the session you will have:

  • Familiarity with presentational issues in the final PhD submission.
  • Preparation strategies for the viva examination.
  • Strategies for handling the viva itself.

PDRS: What is plagiarism and how to avoid it

Who should attend: RDP students, MA/MFA students
By the end of the session you will:

  • Understand what plagiarism is and that it is considered as academic malpractice
  • Examine examples and activities of what are considered plagiarism
  • Understand what is meant by contract cheating or paid plagiarism
  • Understand how to avoid plagiarising

RDS: Conferences: How to Choose, How to Submit 

Who should attend: Staff, RDP students, MFA students
By the end of the session you will:

  • Have gained an understanding of the benefits of attending and presenting your research at academic conferences, study days, symposia etc.
  • Have received advice on how to identify conferences etc. that are relevant to you.
  • Have received advice on how to prepare an abstract and submit it to a programme committee.

PDRS: Preparing for Your MPhil to PhD Upgrade

Who should attend: RDP students
Format of the session: presentation followed by Q&A
By the end of the session you will have knowledge of:

  • what materials you will be expected to submit
  • strategies to prepare for and handle the examination

RDS: Planning your research project: setting milestones and objectives

Who should attend: Staff, RDP students, MFA students
By the end of the session you will:

  • Have an understanding of methods to manage time in the planning of research
  • Learn the importance of deadlines and milestones, both external and self-imposed
  • Have an understanding of a pragmatic approach to plan and complete research projects

RDS: Project Based Work in the Performing Arts

Who should attend: Staff, RDP students, MFA students
By the end of the session you will:

  • Have knowledge of the pragmatic nature of how independent artists work with management, funding bodies, promoters, producers and venues to realise work in the performing arts.

RDS: Managing your research project/ collaborating and co-authoring

Who should attend: Staff, RDP students, MFA students
By the end of the session you will:

  • Have an understanding of the key ethical and practical implications of working with others on research
  • Gain insight into the self-management of appropriate research timelines
  • Gain knowledge about planning budgets for research projects.

RDS: Disseminating your research – traditional and new communication platforms

Who should attend: Staff, RDP students, MFA students
By the end of the session you will:

  • Have reflected on your use of professional networks to engage with the wider research community;
  • Have examined innovative ways of communicating your research, using a variety of traditional and digital technologies; and
  • Understand how digital communication platforms can be used effectively to share information and promote research presence.

 


Please contact the Research Administrator Angela Kerkhoff for further details on any of the above events.

Trinity Laban staff and students can also find further details on Research PD events on Moodle.